Tutorials

Ski's Music Technology Tutorial work

Calvin Harris - One Kiss Deconstruction @ IMS Malta 2018

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I really enjoyed heading out to Malta again this summer for IMS where I presented this live deconstruction of Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa's deep house influenced smash hit 'One Kiss'.
Check out the PB blog piece for more info: https://plus.pointblankmusicschool.com/calvin-harris-feat-dua-lipa-one-k...

Mitski - Nobody Deconstruction

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Here's are the chords to "Nobody' by Mitski

IMS College Malta 2018 Masterclass

I'm looking forward to visiting IMS Malta again this year where I'll be deconstructing Calvin Harris feat. Dua Lipa's 'One Kiss' with a few added twists!

https://www.facebook.com/IMSCollegeOfficial - @IMSCollegeOfficial
https://www.instagram.com/imscollege - @imscollege
https://twitter.com/imscollege - @imscollege

Date: 
Friday, September 14, 2018
IMS College Malta 2018 Masterclass

Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. Deconstruction @ Sonar+D 2018

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Here's my deconstruction of the classic Gorillaz track 'Feel Good Inc', performed live at Sonar+D in Barcelona.

Sonar 2018 Point Blank Deconstruction Masterclass - Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.

I'm really looking forward to hitting Barcelona again for Sonar 2018 on Thursday 14th June! Here's the description from their website:

Point Blank's Ski Oakenfull will host a live deconstruction of Gorillaz’ “Feel Good Inc”, a ubiquitous, Grammy award-winning track which has achieved hundreds of millions of streams worldwide and reached Certified Gold status. Oakenfull will “reverse engineer” the entire track in Ableton Live, demonstrating how the individual parts were created and how they are arranged.

In this session you can expect to learn how the drums, bass and synth parts were created and layered. Ski will presenting a complete re-constructed version of the track at the end of the presentation.

Date: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Sonar 2018 Point Blank Deconstruction Masterclass - Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.

Sister Sledge - Thinking of You FFL Deconstruction

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Really great to deconstruct this seminal track by Sister Sledge, written & produced by the legendary team, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards

Deer Shed Festival 2018

I'll be doing a live deconstruction in the Duckends tent at this year's Deer Shed Festival

Here's the blurb from the Loop website:

Ski Oakenfull likes making music so much he began making a career of it in 1991 with the band 'The K-Creative'. More recently his music production skills have turned him into a bit of a viral sensation, recording live deconstructions of popular tracks on Ableton such as this one of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGZrZBq_Izw
This summer, Ski will deconstruct the Massive Attack classic Unfinished Sympathy live at Deer Shed 9, and talk Deer Shedders through making music production that little bit more accessible!

Date: 
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Deer Shed Festival 2018

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Andata (Piano Transcription)

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After watching the recent NHK documentary on Ryuichi Sakamoto, I've been a bit obsessed with the beautiful piano intro on the first track of his 'Async' album 'Andata'. I thought I'd transcribe it - I'm sure it's not perfect, but I made a video anyway..
I'm attaching the score to this post.
I used Logic Pro X's factory Bosendorfer for the piano sound.

You can get info about the NHK documentary here: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/special/episode/201803170030/
Here's a link to Async: https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/23118-async/

Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy Deconstruction @ Ableton Loop, Berlin 2017

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I was lucky enough to be invited out to Berlin last November (2017) to give two presentations at Ableton's annual 'Loop' event.
https://loop.ableton.com/2017/participants/ski-oakenfull/
This was my main presentation which was a deconstruction of Massive Attack's seminal track from 1991, 'Unfinished Sympathy'.
Thanks so much to whosampled,com for the sample info.. https://www.whosampled.com/Massive-Attack/Unfinished-Sympathy/

Calvin Harris - 'Slide' ft. Frank Ocean & Migos Deconstruction (FFL!)

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Here's my latest deconstruction of Calvin Harris' summer anthem 'Slide' ft. Frank Ocean and Migos.
It was inspired by Calvin's 'How I made Slide video which you can check here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQlKelwPX4A
I enjoyed checking out his studio which included some great synths such as the Jupiter 8, Prophet 5 and PPG Wave.
I recreated some of these sounds using the Arturia plugins. You can download the presets here: http://bit.ly/2G2EEvt